(Closed) Vendor Invitations

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

I sent them save-the-dates, but I don’t think I’m going to send them an invite (maybe the photographer).

Post # 4
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Helper bee

maybe the photographer only just to get a good picture of it.  Other than that, it isn’t required.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

I plan on sending just my photographer an invite. He said he usually requests one to photograph anyway.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My photographer is a very good friend so she’s "invited" as a guest for and as a vendor. As for the others – I don’t think so. A save the date is a good idea though, I never thought of that!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

It’s really nice if they get invitations…plus, your photographer/videographer might be able to use it in their shots.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh gracious! One more thing I never thought about! (=

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

You’be surprised at how happy it makes most vendors…that and thank yous.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

*puzzled look* Really??  I’m suppose to send invites to my vendors?

Holy cow.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

It doesn’t hurt because then they have an extra reminder of the wedding date and schedule.  Jsut include a note mentioning that you thought they might like one as a reference.  You do not want them to think they are an invited guest.  I wouldn’t include a reply card but if they ahve a choice for thier meal it is nice to ask thier preference or if they have dieatary concerns.  The venue may have seperate vendor meals but it is probably a good idea to be sure that they get a vegetarian meal if needed.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I’m still sticking with ‘the contract is their invite’.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i agree with mrs corn — at $8/invite, they can use the contract to find out where to go!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Ohhhh – great timing!  I am just sending Save-The-Date Cards.  I was planning on sending one to the officiant, as I think I read in Miss Manners that you should treat him/her as a guest.  But I hadn’t thought of the photographer.  And the band members are actually old family friends, although probably not good enough to rate invitations if they weren’t performing.  I guess I will send STDs/invitations with a little note included about how we are really looking forward to their help in making our day special. 

I know its a bigger deal if you are DIY, but if you order in lots of 25 it is easier.  Right now we have 82 "units" on the guest list – most are two or more people – and so had to order 100 Save-The-Date Cards.  I don’t need that many extras for my scrapbook.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Interesting . . . our videographer actually REQUESTED that we send him an invitation!

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